Third Annual Giving Day Today, April 6

April 6th, 2016 in Featured.

24-hour fundraising drive: challenges, activities, social media shout-outs Today, the Boston University community will come together for the University’s third annual Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising drive that will benefit the BU Annual Fund. In addition to raising money online, there will be activities across the Charles River and Medical Campuses and a community-wide social media... More

Medical Campus Employees Receive Service Awards

March 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Each year Boston University holds recognition events to honor employees who have reached service milestones in their careers at BU. A luncheon was held March 31 to honor faculty and staff who have completed 10 and 25 years of service. In total, there were 87 people honored for 25 years and 238 honored for 10-year service... More

Faculty and Students: Submit an Abstract for McCahan Day

March 30th, 2016 in Announcements, Featured, Research.

Last year more than 100 faculty, staff, residents and students attended John McCahan Medical Education Day at the BU Medical Campus. Now is your chance to submit an abstract for a workshop or a poster. This year the event will be held on Wednesday, May 25 and it will be hosted by the Department of... More

Help When Needed: Faculty & Staff Assistance Office

March 30th, 2016 in Featured.

Free, confidential counseling for navigating work and life issues Karen Brouhard (left) and Bonnie Teitleman, both licensed clinical social workers, are counselors at the Faculty & Staff Assistance Office. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi This is the first in a series about Boston University services available to faculty and staff to help with work-related and personal issues. BU’s Faculty... More

Full Professorships for Eight on Medical Campus

March 28th, 2016 in Featured.

Faculty from MED, SDM, and SPH promoted Paul Duprex (right) works with research technician Andrew Acciardo inside the NEIDL virology lab. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi Paul Duprex, originally from Northern Ireland, specializes in the genetics of viruses. Haiyan Gong (GRS’91), a native of China, has spent nearly three decades studying a single system in the eye and... More

Medical Campus Experts Gather to Confer about Zika

March 25th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

NEIDL acquires sample of virus for further study After weeks of BU researchers trying to procure a sample of Zika virus, the pathogen linked to microcephaly and other neurological syndromes, the vial finally arrived at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) on March 22. NEIDL director Ronald B. Corley, a School of Medicine professor and chair... More

April 7 Symposium on Preventing Breast Cancer

March 18th, 2016 in Featured.

Please join us to change up the conversation about breast cancer. Let’s talk prevention and get in front of breast cancer by focusing more research dollars on identifying what is actually causing it. NPR’s Tom Ashbrook will moderate a panel discussion on shifting priorities toward comprehensive breast cancer prevention with Boston’s leaders in public health... More

New Approach Urged in Dealing with Opioid Epidemic

March 18th, 2016 in Featured.

At SPH event, local police chiefs say care, not jail, needed Last summer, Arlington, Mass., chief of police Frederick Ryan was briefed on a plan to arrest a major heroin supplier. “I asked some very simple questions,” he recalled. “Do we know the identities of those buying their heroin from this dealer? The answer was yes. “The... More

BU-CTSI Translational Research Symposium, March 28

March 16th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI) Fifth Annual Translational Research Symposium In Memory of David C. Seldin, MD, PhD (1957-2015) Monday, March 28 Charles River Campus , 775 Commonwealth Ave., George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall Keynote Speakers Jeffrey W. Kelly, PhD Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Chemistry Chairman, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine The Scripps Research Institute Robert A. Stern, PhD Professor of... More

The Politics of Access: The Impact of U.S. Government Policies on Pharmaceutical Markets and Public Health

March 16th, 2016 in Featured.

Join Boston University School of Public Health students, colleagues, alumni, and affiliates for the BUSPH Pharmaceuticals Program's 5th Annual Symposium, The Politics of Access: The Impact of U.S. Government Policies on Pharmaceutical Markets and Public Health The event will include a panel of professionals from across the board who are making an impact in the field of pharmaceutical... More